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American Heroes: Petty Officer 3rd Class James M. Swink, Spc. Justin B. Shoecraft, 28

The Department of Defense announced the death of a two members of the military who  were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. NatiosPrideThankYouSoldiers2

Petty Officer 3rd Class James M. Swink, 20, of Yucca Valley, Calif., died Aug. 27 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  Swink was a hospital corpsman assigned to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Forces.

Spc. Justin B. Shoecraft, 28, of Elkhart, Ind., died Aug. 24 at Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device at Kakarak, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.